2017. május 22., hétfő

Castle Hotels in Hungary

There are many opportunities if you want to spend your holiday in a special accomodation in Hungary. Staying in a castle hotel makes your journey unforgottable. There are some castles reccomended by us.

Puchner Castle Hotel
This hotel is 2 hours drive from Budapest and  takes you back to the Habsburg family era, in  the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It has a wellness bath house and house  for sport activities too. You can relax in a  luxury 4 star castle hotel. You can have your meals  in 5 different places. The menu varies from traditional Hungarian foods to up-to-date innovations. It is ideal for families  with different prorams. In the sport centre you can try bowling, squash, pool, darts and it also has a fitness house.

Szidónia Castle Hotel
In 1926 Verseghy Elek Nagy became the  new Hungarian ambassador of  the Vatican. He had reconstructed the Castle according to the modern requirements. During his era   was build the park around the castle and a large pool was established according to the project of Alfred Hajós, he was the first Hungarian champion in swimming at the Olimipic Games  in 1896 in Athen. Beside the pool  there was built  a small wooden Japanese house.  This castle  is 2 hours  drive from Budapest.  In 2003  it was chosen to the 20 best Wellness Hotels in Europe, in 2005 it received  the title: Wellness Hotel of the Year,  the Hungarian Wellness Society rewarded it with  a gastronomic niveau prize as well. It is the member of the European TOP Wellness Hotels. It has a popular wellness section as well. They offer traditional food and  if you want to spend your freetime actively you can play golf or take part at bicycle tours, hunting or picnik etc.

Batthyány Castle Hotel
The hotel is 2 hours  drive from Budapest. The foundations of the castle were laid in 1490   and  it was built in late Gothic style by the Batthyány family  in the mid 1800s. The family expanded the complex and renovated it in a Baroque style. The present building took its current form in 1913, as it was rebuilt by Pál Batthyány, the ealdorman of Zala County and his wife. The Castle building is surrounded by an open-air swimming pool, childrens playground, beach volleyball, golf  and tennis courts, a grill terrace and a bar.
The Castle Hotel has got 28 different rooms, restaurants, an indoor thermal pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna and the  spa services  provide various massage therapies.

Sasvári Castle Hotel
During the history of the manor the property changed owners several times. Many noble families including the historical Rákóczi, Orczy and the Grassalkovich families lived here. The first bathhouse of the estate was built in 1827. The land became the property of the Károlyi family in 1846,  Mihály Károlyi was the governor in Hungary  before the World Word II.
Miklós Ybl one of the most famous Hungarian architect had the castle designed and built between 1876-82.  With  its 52 rooms and 5 suites  the castle ensures  their  guests the greatest comfort and tranquillity   to spend their time here.  Guests can choose  among three wings of the building, which are connected by underground passageways. It is one and  a half hour drive  from Budapest. Each wing of the building has an underground passage which leads us to the recreation place.  You can  use here whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, infrared sauna, beauty salon, solarium, massage, exercise equipment, and a sun terrace. They have a bowling valley, billiard tables, you can play squash, tennis and beach volleyball for free.

Hertelendy Castle Hotel
The Neo-Classical  style Hertelendy Castle Hotel offers its guests luxurious accommodation and an escape from everydays. The castle was built at the turn of the 20th century. Some of the many activities include, horseback riding, golf, hunting, tennis, hot air balloon rides and sightseeing flights from the castles own airfield. The Hertelendy Castle Hotel also has its own thermal spring filling a small lake and a thermal pool. It is 2 and half hours  drive from Budapest.

Degenfeld Castle Hotel
A former wine-dresser school located on the vineyard  of Tokaj was converted into a four star Castle Hotel, as a result of that a  hotel was opened and the guests are welcomed since the end of May in 2003. Twenty double rooms and one suite  are waiting for their guests. The castles  style reflects the era of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, it was 200 years long until the World War I. Besides the wonderful environment the staff ensures high standard  and  a very  friendly hospitality. Additional services include: heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, tennis courts, own parking place, 24-hour reception and concierge service, program organisation, restaurant, wine bar, summer terrace, salon, library, conference hall, laundry service, central safe and bicycle rent. It is a 2 and half hours drive from Budapest.

La Contessa Castle Hotel 
After the Word War II.  the Castle was nationalized, and it has been  working as hostel for long years. The latest serious renovation was in 1981. After the change of the  Russian regime, the hotel became the part of the Hunguest Hotels chain, and worked as a 2-star hotel until 2005. The Castle was reconstructed with the help of the so called Hungarian „Széchenyi Plan”  by its actual owners, and the Castle awaits their guests since 2009. The rooms are equipped with colour LCD televisions, a safe, a telephone, internet availability, and a personally controllable wall-heater-cooler system. A speciality of the Hotel is the 24 double room with own sauna each. Some of the services are: bowling valley, squash court, billiard table, wellness department, sauna with a wide variety of rituals, yoga, grill party on the grill terrace with panoramic view, hiking in the Bükk hills, horse riding,  taking a horsecarriage and hunting. In their meals they  mix the Hungarian flavours and regional food with the modern kitchen. It is 2 hours drive from Budapest.

Gróf Apponyi Hotel
The castle was given to the Apponyi family in 1850. The son of the family inherited the castle. After his death  in 1939, the castle was  given to the state and a school worked there till 2002. Todays owner bought it in 2008 and it was  built  into a castle hotel. Its not a usual castle hotel  and not a typical luxury castle. It is one hour drive from Budapest. It gives an authentic view of the  life of the Hungarian gentry.  You can have different food from bio vegetables from the owners garden. You can easily relax here or enjox active tourism with more than 100 programs. It is suitable for you if you want to have good quality but without the unneccessary luxury.

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